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Sally Manke received the first place award in the Small Wall Quilts: Fiber Art category sponsored by Superior Threads at the AQS QuiltWeek event in Paducah in 2015. The quilt drew a great deal of attention because of its unusual construction technique. Her unique quilt, Spring Stroll, is made from tiny pieces of batik covered...
“Think about your end goal for the quilt,” says Becky Richards, Educator for Hobbs Bonded Fibers, a QuiltWeek sponsor. Why are there so many types? Becky answers many batting questions in this video. Cotton, polyester, cotton blend, silk, wool, wool blend—there are so many choices! Have you tried using two layers of different types? You...
At the 2015 AQS QuiltWeek event in Paducah, the BERNINA of America, Inc., Best Home Machine Workmanship Award winners were Nancy Sterett Martin and Karen Sistek. After Karen painted the birds on silk, Nancy quilted this award-winner. Watch the video below to learn about the painting, steaming, and quilting process! Nancy built a steamer in...
Thelma Childers and Judi Madsen teamed up to make this imaginative floral quilt. They won 1st Place in the Bed Quilts, Longarm Machine Quilted category at the AQS QuiltWeek quilt contest in Paducah! Thelma says that she stepped out of her usual quilting territory to make this quilt! Interesting note: Thelma and Judi met for...
Everyone in Mapleton, North Dakota, knows Myrtle Farrell.  The “quilt maker” in their small town is 106 years old and still cuts and sews baby quilts every day! She has made 300 quilts in the last three years. Click here for her video interview with award-winning journalist Kevin Wallevand, WDAY-TV.  Thanks to WDAY6 for this...
Susan Stewart is back with a video lesson about making lace! See the techniques she used to make and add fabulous lace designs to her award-winning quilt, Snow Flowers. Susan explains making the lace, the hand appliqué and binding involved in hiding raw edges on the back, and the wide variety of quilting designs. Plus,...
Having some trouble hand quilting simply because of problems with needle threading? Ami Simms shared some great tips for threading needles in two of her recent newsletters. She said: If you’re “Slow Quilting,” otherwise known as plain old “hand quilting,” and formerly known as “quilting” (before people started quilting with an electric needle), then threading...
In this new video, Bethanne Nemesh discusses the fabrics and the processes used in making her pictographic quilt, October Sky, the Best Wall Quilt winner at the AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster in March 2015. The incredible quilt includes 31 stitched creatures and a wide variety of foliage that expresses fall in Pennsylvania. Don’t miss the...
Here’s a bonus video for this week! We love to share the interviews of our contest quilters as soon as they become available. Congratulations to Janet Atkins, who won the Best Hand Quilted award at AQS QuiltWeek–Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2015. Most of the fabrics used in her quilt, Murderskill Crossing, were from her stash. “It was...
Here’s a close-up look at the Best of Show quilt from the recent AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster, Pennsylvania! STARS ON MARS was made by Gail Stepanek and quilted by Jan Hutchison. Gail discusses the design, sewing, and quilting processes with Melissa Winters, AQS Director of Education. -annhammel@aqsquilt.com
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